from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something, such as a film or book, that sustains widespread popularity and achieves enormous sales.
- n. A high-explosive bomb used for demolition purposes.
- n. One that engages in the practice of blockbusting.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A high-explosive bomb used for the purposes of demolishing extensive areas, such as a city block.
- n. Something, such as a film or book, that sustains exceptional and widespread popularity and achieves enormous sales, as opposed to a box office bomb.
- n. A large firecracker type of fireworks; an M-80.
- adj. An exceptional event.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large bomb used to demolish extensive areas (as a city block)
- n. an unusually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel)
Sense 3, from blockbusting.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)